Sometimes, I have so many ideas in my mind that I want to blog about, but I’m often driving or doing something else at the time. When I do actually make an attempt to blog, some of those ideas escape my mind. They say that “Pictures say a thousand words”, so in this post, I am going to share some pictures…
This evening, I reflected on the photography my husband has done over the years. He isn’t a professional photographer, nor did he attend any course, which is why I think he is pretty talented, taking that into consideration.
Ever since we have Kayden, his camera equipment is collecting dust. You would think that having a child would inspire you to whip out your camera more often and take more photos – nope, it isn’t that easy. Time is so limited with so much to do. I never thought I would hear myself say that, but having a child does change your routine. No, I am not complaining, I’m just being brutally honest.
Anyway, back to my point – yes – the one about my husband’s talent behind the camera. Of course I am his wife and can be biased, but no, I am not and you don’t have to take my word for it…in this post, I want to share some of his favourite shots and you can tell me if you agree or not?
1. This photo was taken during our first holiday together – in the beautiful Mother City, Cape Town – this was at Sunset beach. Cape Town has many beautiful beaches, I particularly love the views from this beach and can see why they call it Sunset Beach. I get some sort of Satisfaction every time I look at this photo.
2. This is a photo taken at The Kruger National Park – There is just something about this elephant and it’s baby that says something about nurturing. I find it very special.
3. Linköping Cathedral in Sweden – this was taken on one of my husband’s many visits to Sweden. Something about the black and white effect that I love about this photo. I love winter as well, so that is probably another reason it appeals to me.
4. This photo was taken at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. This lion looks so majestic sitting there, as if posing for the camera. So beautiful yet so dangerous.
5. This shot was captured in our backyard – in 2013. I still remember that storm, one of the most electric storms I had ever witnessed. My husband setup his tripod in that storm, trying to capture a few shots, with me frantically asking him to be careful of the lightning.
6. This was of the Lunar Eclipse in September 2015, also from our backyard. Such a beautiful sight and how wonderful to have captured the memory.
7. This was the sunrise for my husband’s birthday in 2014, where we were on a hot air balloon ride, overlooking the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve. It was by far one of the most beautiful sunrises to experience. Made getting up so early that morning all worth it!
8. We went to Thailand for our 1 year wedding anniversary in 2015. This was a firework display opposite our hotel in Phuket. It was an amazing view from our hotel room. The night sky was so beautifully lit up, almost as if it was celebrating with us 😉
9. I love yellow roses, so naturally, this photo appeals to me. Such richness, nature at it’s best! Picture Perfect!
10. Last but not least, some of the macro shots my husband captured. Looking at these, I too want to play with the macro lens. These were taken in and around our yard at home.
After writing this post, I’m definitely motivated to inspire my hubby to take out his camera and use it more often. I have always loved photography and the memories attached to it. It is always wonderful to look at photos, but moreso the memories attached to each. With this post being digital, I know some day in the future, Kayden will read this and be able to enjoy the memories attached to these posts as well.
In the interim, mummy is going to make a photobook and some prints on canvas of all other favourite family photos. We rely too much on technology and we can never know when we could lose those precious memories, so it’s always a good idea to have them backed up somehow or the other.
If you enjoyed this post, read a previous Guest Post, by my husband, where he shares his thoughts on Equal Parenting.